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Invest in Mint to reap the rewards for something no money can buy – your Health!

Mint has far more to offer than a breath freshener, inhaler, candy, chewing gum, toothpaste flavour, mouth wash or a favourite colour. Mint is often used in cooking, added to cocktails or tea, salads or as topping when serving food. Let’s face it the uses of mint are just about endless and so too are the varieties of mint plants: A few common varieties -Peppermint, Spearmint, Apple mint(Woolly mint), Pennyroyal, Orange mint, Ginger mint, Lavender mint. You can enquire at your local Nursery about which type of mint will be suitable for your garden, pot, and/or Country. Benefits to your health:

  • Depression and Fatigue: As it is a natural stimulant, the smell alone can be enough to charge your batteries and get your brain functioning on a higher level. Mint and its derivative essential oils can be ingested, applied topically in a salve form, or inhaled as a vapour, and all of those can give you a much-needed boost! Put a few drops of mint essential oil or menthol oil on your pillow at night and let it work on your body and mind while you sleep.
  • Respiratory Disorders and Coughs: The strong aroma of mint is very effective in clearing up congestion of the nose, throat, bronchi and lungs. It may be used from Asthma sufferers to dealing with the common cold. Mint cools and soothes the throat, nose and other respiratory channels; it relieves the irritation which causes chronic coughing.
  • Digestion:Mint is a great appetizer or palate cleanser, and it promotes digestion. It also soothes stomachs in cases of indigestion. When you feel sick to your stomach, drinking a cup of mint tea can give you relief. The aroma of mint activates the salivary glands in our mouth as well as glands which secrete digestive enzymes, thereby facilitating digestion.
  • Nausea & Headache:Again, the strong and refreshing aroma of mint is a quick and effective remedy for nausea. If you are someone who suffers from motion sickness, the menthol oil derived from mint can be very soothing. Basic mint oil, rubbed on the forehead and nose, gives quick relief from a headache. Mint helps alleviate inflammation and temperature rise that is often associated with headaches and migraines
  • Skin Care and Pimples:Mint oil is a good antiseptic, mint juice is an excellent skin cleanser. It soothes skin, and helps to cure infections and itchiness, reduce pimples, and it can even relieve some of the symptoms of acne. It can be used for treating insect bites like those of mosquitoes, bees, etc. The cooling sensation will relieve the irritation, and the anti-inflammatory nature of mint will bring down swelling!
  • Memory Loss: A recent study explored the effects that mint has on alertness, retention, and cognitive function. It found that people who frequently use chewing gum, whose major active ingredient is mint, had higher levels of memory retention and mental alertness than those who did not. Excellent news for when you’re feeling less than brilliant!
  • Weight Loss: Mint also stimulates digestive enzymes that absorb nutrients from food and consume fat and turn it into usable energy. Therefore, by adding mint to your diet, you are increasing the amount of fat that is being consumed and put to use, rather than being stored and contributing to your weight gain!
  • Cancer: Current research shows that certain enzymes that can be found in mint may help prevent and treat cancer
  • Allergies and Hay Fever: Season allergies and hay fever affect millions around the world at certain times of the year. Extracts from mint leaves have been shown to inhibit the release of histamines, which often spur on the severe nasal symptoms that are associated with hay fever and seasonal allergies.
  • Oral Care: Since it inhibits bacterial growth & quickly freshen breath, it adds to oral health by cleaning the tongue and teeth. Of course, the easiest way to get these results is to simply chew on the leaves.
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